Social Intelligence: It’s not just about ME!
The successful transition from academia to industry requires lots of adjustments, and one of the most important is with regard to how you communicate. The academic experience is dominated by defending one’s hard work, whether in lab meetings, seminars, or in response to reviewers who “clearly never even carefully read the manuscript and have misinterpreted my excellent work”. These are essential survival and success skills in academia, and in many ways also in industry. But one of the biggest paradigm shifts that should be made when moving into industry positions i